Optimum elegance and
The Veyron 16.4 harmoniously combines athletic performance and elegant form, bringing the proud history that is part of the Bugatti-DNA into the present.
The classic two-tone design creates the characteristic side view with the signature Bugatti line. The centre line and horseshoe-shaped radiator grille also bridge the gap between the early Bugatti models and the present day. The broad rear section features an imposing retractable spoiler and prominent wings, while the horizontal headlamps and radiator define a striking front.
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The materials chosen for the interior uncompromisingly fulfill the highest of standards in every last detail. A specially developed aluminum alloy and pristine leather dominate the spacious interior design. The light metal steering wheel with a leather cover is a work of art in its own right. The handcrafted centre console has an appealing brushed aluminum look and suggests a horseshoe shape, echoing the exterior.
Designers and technicians worked together to harmoniously integrate all functions in the cockpit, giving the Veyron the unique atmosphere and quality of a Bugatti.
|Cylinder capacity||7 993 cm3|
|Power output||736 kW ( 1 001 HP) at 6 000 rpm|
|Max. torque||1 250 Nm at 2 200-5 500 rpm|
|Top speed||407 km/h|
|0 – 100 km/h||2.5 sec 0 - 100 km/h|
|0 – 200 km/h||7.3 sec 0 - 200 km/h|
|0 – 300 km/h||16.7 sec 0 - 300 km/h|
|In town||999 g/km|
|In town||41.9 l|
|Out of town||15.6 l|
|Fuel type||Super unleaded 98 RON/ROZ|
The Veyron’s specs took automotive performance into a new dimension. It is the first – and the only – supercar to be developed and constructed with a series configuration that can master any driving scenario at any time.
While other supercars need to be specially prepared for the relevant scenario beforehand, the Veyron rapidly configures itself accordingly without the driver needing to do anything. Maximum acceleration on long straights, winding country roads or urban traffic – the Veyron is always perfectly configured and extremely comfortable to drive.
The heart and soul of the Veyron is the eight-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, which initially generated 1,001 hp, and an incredible 1,200 hp in later models. The 16-cylinder mid-engine is 710 mm in length, no longer than a conventional V12 engine, and weighs just 490 kg due to its lightweight construction. The engine is fully capable of operating under a continuous full load, a feat that engines designed for use in motor racing, for example, cannot achieve. Its compact dimensions are due to the unique arrangement of its cylinder banks in a W configuration. Two VR8 blocks, each with a 15-degree bank angle, are joined in the crankcase to form one engine. Both eight-cylinder blocks are set at an angle of 90 degrees to each other and are aspirated by a total of four exhaust gas turbochargers.
The Veyron is equipped with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG), which is the fastest gearbox in the world. Bugatti was the first manufacturer to use a seven-speed variant of the DSG. Designed specially for the new sports car, this gearbox has a job which any other road car gearbox would baulk at: to transfer engine torque of up to 1,500 Nm to the road surface.
At the time, the direct-shift gearbox used in the Veyron was a uniquely perfect combination of the dynamic advantages of a manual gearbox with the convenience of an automatic transmission. When it was developed, no other manufacturer had comparable technology.
Cooling is an extremely important aspect of the Veyron. Sophisticated airflow patterns were devised to conduct sufficient cooling air to the vehicle’s ten radiators and extract hot air without compromising the vehicle design – a key consideration.
During combustion, some 2,400 hp of additional heat is generated for 1,200 hp of drive power. To cope with this, the Bugatti engine has two water circuits. The larger circuit contains 40 litres of coolant water in three radiators in the front section of the vehicle to keep the engine at operating temperature.
Bugatti developed a high-performance braking system featuring many unique components in order to control the powerful forces effectively and bring the vehicle to a halt safely and quickly. Certain components were designed in conjunction with development partners from the aerospace industry.
Experiencing the Bugatti’s braking system in action is just as much of a thrill as the acceleration. Combined with the simultaneous application of the airbrake, an aerodynamic braking function integrated into the rear wing, the Veyron generates breathtaking deceleration values.